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New Planet Detected by Small Telescope

NPR's Melissa Block talks with Kelly Beatty of Sky and Telescope magazine about the small telescope used to detect a new planet, orbiting a distant star. The telescope has small optics of about four inches in diameter, with a sophisticated camera on the end.

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As special correspondent and guest host of NPR's news programs, Melissa Block brings her signature combination of warmth and incisive reporting. Her work over the decades has earned her journalism's highest honors, and has made her one of NPR's most familiar and beloved voices.